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The Resource First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis

First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis

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First family : Abigail and John
Title
First family
Title remainder
Abigail and John
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Title variation
Abigail and John
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John and Abigail Adams left a remarkable portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was the more gifted), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills them to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story. Ellis describes their first meeting as inauspicious--John was twenty-four, Abigail just fifteen, and each was entirely unimpressed. But they soon began a passionate correspondence that resulted in their marriage five years later. Over the next decades, the couple were separated nearly as much as they were together. When John became president, Abigail's health led to reservations about moving to the swamp on the Potomac, but he persuaded her that he needed his closest advisor by his side. Here, John and Abigail's relationship unfolds in the context of America's birth as a nation.--From publisher description
Summary
John and Abigail Adams left a remarkable portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was the more gifted), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills them to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story. Ellis describes their first meeting as inauspicious--John was twenty-four, Abigail just fifteen, and each was entirely unimpressed. But they soon began a passionate correspondence that resulted in their marriage five years later. Over the next decades, the couple were separated nearly as much as they were together. When John became president, Abigail's health led to reservations about moving to the swamp on the Potomac, but he persuaded her that he needed his closest advisor by his side. Here, John and Abigail's relationship unfolds in the context of America's birth as a nation.--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
Massachusetts Book Awards, Nonfiction Award, 2011.
Biography type
collective biography
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368500
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.4/40922
Index
index present
LC call number
E322
LC item number
.E484 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Abigail and John
Label
First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1759-74 : "And there is a tye more binding than humanity, and stronger than friendship." -- 1774-78 : "My pen is always freer than my tongue, for I have written many things to you that I suppose I never would have talked." -- 1778-84 : "When he is wounded, I bleed." -- 1784-89 : "Every man of this nation [France] is an actor, and every woman an actress." -- 1789-96 : "[The vice presidency is] the most insignificant office that ever the Invention of Man contrived or his Imagination conceived." -- 1796-1801 : " I can do nothing without you." -- 1801-18 : "I wish I could lie down beside her and die too." -- Epilogue, 1818-26 : " Have mercy on me Posterity, if you should see any of my letters."
Control code
5468044
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780307269621
Lccn
2010016837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn505417131
  • (OCoLC)505417131
Label
First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1759-74 : "And there is a tye more binding than humanity, and stronger than friendship." -- 1774-78 : "My pen is always freer than my tongue, for I have written many things to you that I suppose I never would have talked." -- 1778-84 : "When he is wounded, I bleed." -- 1784-89 : "Every man of this nation [France] is an actor, and every woman an actress." -- 1789-96 : "[The vice presidency is] the most insignificant office that ever the Invention of Man contrived or his Imagination conceived." -- 1796-1801 : " I can do nothing without you." -- 1801-18 : "I wish I could lie down beside her and die too." -- Epilogue, 1818-26 : " Have mercy on me Posterity, if you should see any of my letters."
Control code
5468044
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780307269621
Lccn
2010016837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn505417131
  • (OCoLC)505417131

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